Medical Dermatology

Becker’s Nevus

Becker’s nevus is an uncommon (but not rare) benign skin lesion.

“Nevus” is another word for a mole and as such this growth appears as a very large and irregularly shaped mole. Which can be present at birth but most appear in puberty.

The most common […]

Cutis Marmorata

Cutis marmorata is the name given to a skin condition which appears as a faint, lacy, and red/blue pattern. The image shows the affected areas outlined in red.

There are a few different clinical scenarios which can give rise to cutis marmorata.

The first and most […]

Congenital Nevus

Congenital is a word that means “present from birth” while a nevus is the medical term for a mole.

Therefore, a congenital nevus is a mole that was present on the body from birth. This distinguishes a congenital nevus from a regular mole – most […]

Calcipotriene (Vitamin D)

Calcipotriene is one of a number of synthetic drugs that mimic the action of vitamin D, the chemical structure of which is shown below.

Its main use is as an ointment in the treatment of psoriasis. Vitamin D is naturally produced by the body when […]

Folliculitis Barbae

Folliculitis Barbae, most commonly known as razor bumps, is a condition that consists of irritated red bumps around the hair follicles, mainly in the beard area. Men suffer from this condition most often due to frequent shaving of sensitive facial areas. If left untreated, […]

April 19, 2018